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  • Paddy's purpose
    May 2, 2018
    NewsMarch 1, 2018 Paddy’s Purpose, the fantastic disability workshop set up and run by Gemma Cardona and son Paddy were featured in The Echo. Working in partnership with our charity Gemma is hoping to carry out this workshop in more schools across Dorset. Children are encouraged to improve their knowledge of disability in a fun and interactive way and to see that Paddy is just like any 11 year old boy who just wants to have fun. Subscribe to our newsletterKeep up to date with all of the work we are doing.SUBSCRIBE
  • Jack Eyers sponsorship
    May 2, 2018
    NewsMarch 1, 2018 We are just so proud of our Ambassador Jack Eyers who has been selected to represent British Canoeing at both The World Cup and The Euro’s. Jack is also Mr England and an amputee. He has battled through pain and has worked so hard to become the athlete he is today. We are just in awe of Jacks achievement and are delighted to have sponsored both his boat and paddle. Subscribe to our newsletterKeep up to date with all of the work we are doing.SUBSCRIBE
  • Evening at AFCB
    May 2, 2018
    NewsMarch 1, 2018 We had a wonderful evening at AFCB, thanks to Jordan Crews of Crews Arts Games kit sponsor of the very lovely Andy Surman. We were honoured to be accompanied by the fantastic Ethan Burney and Mason White who had the best evening ever, meeting their hero’s and making absolute priceless memories. ‘Together anything is possible’ Subscribe to our newsletterKeep up to date with all of the work we are doing.SUBSCRIBE
  • A day at AFC Bournemouth
    May 15, 2018
    NewsMarch 1, 2018 As charity partner of AFCB Our families were treated to an incredible day out. We got a behind the scenes tour, our children were allowed to play on the training pitch but the best bit was meeting Eddie Howe, Callum Wilson and Steve Fletcher. All filmed by Sky Sports. Thanks so much to AFCB and everyone that came along to make this such a fantastic day! Subscribe to our newsletterKeep up to date with all of the work we are doing.SUBSCRIBE
  • Grosvenor carpets charity golf day
    May 22, 2018
    NewsMarch 1, 2018 Massive thanks go to Grosvenor Carpets Limited who staged a charity golf day for us this month at the beautiful Remedy Oak! A great day was had by all and the total amount raised was a whopping £4,545.85!! People were extremely generous and we are grateful to everyone who took part. This is the shirt! The shirt that got stolen from our shop, a new one donated by Steve Cook, won by Jack who donated it back, won by Duncan and it was again donated back and last night alone raised a WHOPPING £950! It will return to AFCB and be in pride of place in a box there. Thank you everyone. Every penny raised will go directly to support a local sick or disabled child. Subscribe to our newsletterKeep up to date with all of the work we are doing.Sign Up!
  • Lucas completes his challenge
    May 22, 2018
    NewsMarch 1, 2018 Lucas has Cerebral Palsy and five years ago had a special operation to help him walk. He wanted his friend Santiago to have the same opportunity and rode the trike that we bought him from Branksome to Urban Reef in Boscombe. This was a massive challenge for him but he did it in just under 90 minutes and raised an impressive £1000 towards Santiago's operation. Well done Lucas! Subscribe to our newsletterKeep up to date with all of the work we are doing.SIGN UP
  • Our new charity partner: Poole Town Football Club
    May 22, 2018
    NewsMarch 1, 2018 We are excited to announce that we have become a Charity Partner with Poole Town FC! We recently attended our first game and were warmly welcomed by everyone. Thank you to Poole Town FC and the lovely parents that came to offer their support. Subscribe to our newsletterKeep up to date with all of the work we are doing.SIGN UP
  • Family fun day
    May 22, 2018
    NewsMarch 1, 2018 Everyone had a great time in the beautiful grounds of Collegiate School (BCS) at our Family Fun Day. We are so fortunate to have BCS as one of our Charity Partners who supplied the food and just did so much to ensure that the day was a huge success and just what we wanted, a good day out for our families and supporters. We had fantastic entertainment from: The Funky Little Choir, First Position School of Dance, Party Time for Kids and The Avonbourne Gymnastic Club. We had lovely food and drink and our beautiful princess Samantha Shapley delighted all the children. To top it off The DCF were presented with a cheque for £9,490.00 from Hays Travel and we were blown away by their generosity. There is so much we can do with these funds and make a difference to the lives of local sick and disabled children, every penny will go to them. A massive thanks to everyone who participated as each and every one made this a day to remember.   Subscribe to our newsletterKeep up to date with all of the work we are doing.SIGN UP
  • Noah's dream holiday
    May 22, 2018
    NewsMarch 1, 2018 We are delighted that we are one of only 12 UK charities accepted as an official ‘wish giver’ for Give Kids The World. GKTW is a non profit, story book resort in Florida, where children with life threatening illnesses and their families are treated to a wonderful holiday. We are just so delighted that with the help of Noah's friends we have raised the funds to send Noah and his family to this wonderful place. They have had an amazing time, visiting Universal Studio, Sea world, Magical Kingdom, Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom. Noah's mum Danni said " This place is amazing, nothing is too challenging for them, this really is the place where magical memories are made." Subscribe to our newsletterKeep up to date with all of the work we are doing.Sign up
  • Paddy's Purpose on the BBC
    June 6, 2018
    NewsMarch 1, 2018 The BBC came to film pupils at St James School, Pokesdown participating in Paddy’s Purpose. This is a fantastic interactive workshop designed by Gemma Cardona to change the way the world sees differently abled people like her son Paddy, who has Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy and is non verbal. The film captured Gemma & Paddy breaking down barriers by explaining that Paddy likes to do everything they do but in a different way. It was wonderful to see how the children went from being almost fearful of Paddy to queuing up to push him round the playground, some of the younger children even cried when he left. Thanks to St James School, The BBC and of course to Gemma & Paddy. Learn more about Paddy's Purpose Subscribe to our newsletterKeep up to date with all of the work we are doing.SIGN UP
  • Our year with AFCB
    July 19, 2018
    NewsMarch 1, 2018 The partnership between AFC Bournemouth and The Dorset Children’s Foundation has been a delight and has really helped to raise The Dorset Children’s Foundation’s profile within the local community. The highlight was when our children were selected to be flag bearers at the Everton match. Our parents never thought that their children would ever have the opportunity to be on pitch with a Premier League club. This was where dreams were fulfilled and memories made. Our signed AFC Bournemouth shirt was stolen from our charity shop so we were astonished and delighted when a replacement was brought in to our Boscombe shop by Steve Cook and Steve Fletcher. We were given the opportunity to have our mascot Dorsey Bear at all the home games which allowed us to not only bond with fans but to generate awareness about our charity. We would like to thank all at AFC Bournemouth who supported us this year and wish the future charity partners the best of luck’. Subscribe to our newsletterKeep up to date with all of the work we are doing.SIGN UP
  • Otto's incredible challenge
    July 19, 2018
    NewsMarch 1, 2018 Otto has cerebral palsy and in January this year he had SDR surgery. He now wants to help his friend Santiago achieve the same surgery by raising £3000 for taking part in the Superhero tri series in August 2018, this is a para triathlon made up of teams of a superhero with a disability and their sidekicks. This means he will be swimming 150m, running 1km and cycling 3km with his 12 year old sister and 9 year old brother. This is a true brothers in arms story and will be featured on TV, hosted by Claire Balding. Visit Otto's Justgiving PageSubscribe to our newsletterKeep up to date with all of the work we are doing.SIGN UP
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